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Written by Preetha Manivelan on July 23, 2020 Share on

5 Days Northeast Itinerary – A Step Closer To Heaven

Overview

If you are looking for a perfect getaway with every flavour of tourism added in the right amount, then visiting northeast India can be a wise choice. Standing as home to the Seven Sister States with a unique range of attractions at every place, a trip to the Northeast will feel like living a dream. Right from the dense forests to ancient monasteries to snow-capped mountains to beautiful landscapes to breathtaking waterfalls, the Northeast has every element to make your trip super exciting and memorable. It consists of 8 states with amazing tourist destinations – Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh. To try out these amazing places, choose this 5 days Northeast itinerary which would help you explore the Northeast with having enough time to spend at each place.

Sikkim in the Northeast
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5 Days Northeast itinerary

Here is everything about how your 5 days at northeast India will go. Your trip will start in Assam where you have your visit to the very famous Kaziranga National Park. Followed by that, you will be visiting Shillong, Cherrapunji and Guwahati on the rest of your days there. From sightseeing in Shillong to shopping in the streets of Guwahati, your getaway to the Northeast will be nothing short of amazing.

Some of the popular tourist attractions you will be visiting are Nohkalikai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Arwah Cave, Shillong Peak, Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, and Kamakhya Temple. Whether you are looking for an exciting trip or a relaxing trip, the Northeast gives you the best. Read on to know more about this amazing package which would you tell you how exciting your 5 days at the Northeast will be:

Elephant Falls
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Day-wise itinerary

So, here it goes:

Day 1Arrival into Assam
Day 2Kaziranga to Shillong
Day 3An excursion to Cherrapunji from Shillong
Day 4Sightseeing at Shillong
Day 5Departure from Guwahati

Day 1 – Arrival into Assam

On the first day of the trip, you will land at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. From the airport, take a cab and reach the hotel in Kaziranga. Complete all the check-in procedures and take good rest. And, in the second part of the day, you will start exploring Kaziranga. I am sure Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park would have crossed your mind when I mentioned Kaziranga. So, you will start your sightseeing by visiting this top attraction to enjoy the pure beauty of nature by opting for a jeep safari. Be prepared to spot the wildlife really close to your eyes and get stunned at almost every minute while you are there. The park stands as a beautiful home to elephants, one-horned rhinoceros, wild water buffaloes and swamp deers. After exploring the park, return to the hotel for a peaceful night stay.

Kaziranga National Park
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Day 2 – Kaziranga to Shillong

On the next day, at early in the morning, be prepared for a thrilling elephant safari as a part of your Kaziranga tour. What is the tour all about? So, you will be exploring the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam on elephant’s back. Don’t you think it’s an experience of a lifetime? The elephant safari in Kaziranga National Park is the most loved activity of all and gets everyone excited in no time. After exploring, make your way back to the hotel and have your breakfast. Post which, complete all the check-out formalities and hire a cab to proceed to Shillong. The day is at leisure so you can just explore the nearby places.

Day 3 – An excursion to Cherrapunji from Shillong

On the 3rd day of the 5 days Northeast itinerary, you will be taking an excursion to Cherrapunji. Have your breakfast at the hotel in Shillong and hire a cab to reach Cherrapunji or you can call it the wettest place on Earth. And, in the second part of the day, you will visit Nohkalikai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, Mawsmai cave and Arwah cave.

Nohkalikai Falls: Pristine waters falling from the height of 1115 feet, the Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Be ready for a jaw-dropping experience.

Seven Sisters Falls: Gracefully located in the south of Mawsmai village is the Seven Sisters Falls, a breathtaking beauty.

Seven Sisters Falls
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Mawsmai Cave: The Mawsmai cave is one of the very famous attractions that you must visit in Cherrapunji. This is one place where the tourists flock all year round as it is one of the best caves in Meghalaya.

Arwah Cave: If you are a nature lover, then you must visit Arwah Cave. Standing as home to a diverse variety of flora and fauna, this place is a must-visit.

Once you covered all the above places, head back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 4 – Sightseeing at Shillong

Have your breakfast and gear up for sightseeing at Shillong. Here, you will be exploring Shillong Peak, Umiam Lake and Elephant Falls.

Shillong Peak: Visit this iconic attraction for witnessing some breathtaking views.

Shillong Peak
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Umiam Lake: A gorgeous man-made lake which is well known for its pleasant ambience is the Umiam Lake, a must-visit in Shillong.

Elephant Falls: Elephant Falls is one of the top attractions to visit. This place is also referred to as ‘The Three Step Waterfall’ as you will see three different parts of falls there.

Post which, proceed to Guwahati and complete the check-in procedures.

Day 5 – Departure from Guwahati

On the final day of 5 days Northeast itinerary, pack your bags, have a delicious breakfast and complete all the check-out formalities. After that, hire a cab and head to the Kamakhya Temple, the last place on the itinerary. Get some blessings and reach the airport as your 5 days Northeast itinerary comes to an end.

Kamakhya Temple: It’s time for some blessings at the Kamakhya Temple. The highlight of the temple is that it has four chambers which were constructed between the 8th and the 17th century.

Kamakhya Temple
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So, started imagining yourself being in the Northeast? With the perfect blend of awe-striking nature and thrilling wildlife experiences, the Northeast becomes one among the must-visit destinations for every traveller. So, what are you waiting for? Visit the website of Pickyourtrail and get some cool packages to the Northeast in India. Choose this 5 days Northeast itinerary and explore the best that this part of India has to offer.

Take that much-deserved break and explore the unexplored tourist places in the Northeast!

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